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Offline tyke

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unidentified mark
« on: February 27, 2009, 12:01:56 AM »
Hello everyone...first time here. Sorry to be asking for help in my very first message but I will endeavour to return the help if i can in the future.
I recently aquired a cut glass shallow bowl, nice quality but nothing exceptional i dont think. It has an etched mark which I have just been unable to find any reference to and wonder if anyone can help. the mark is as follows....           -S-       the etching is a capital 's' with a line at either side.
If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
Many thanks
tyke

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Re: unidentified mark
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 12:14:44 AM »
Hi tyke and welcome to the board. Is the mark a dash - sign or is it an equals = sign? The following two topics will explain why I query it...
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,17542.0.html
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6156.0.html 8)

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Re: unidentified mark
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 12:25:40 AM »
Hi Anne
I bow to both your better eye sight and your knowledge and memory.
The mark was indeed the s inside two equals mark and i have just finished reading the fascinating link.
So I am now the proud owner of a cruise line bowl. This is rather large and heavy so dont think it would have been sold as a gift on board, more likely in use in first class.
Thanks again for your help Anne, if anyone is interested in seeing a pic of the bowl let me know
13 minutes from question to answer.....wow!!

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Re: unidentified mark
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 12:35:55 AM »
Glad to be able to help ;) and yes please to a picture of the piece. We love seeing your glass even if it's been id'd.

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Re: unidentified mark
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 12:59:54 AM »
tyke ā€” Leapfrogging back a little, ā€“Sā€“ is known as an alternative version of the =S= mark of John Stonier & Co., etched on to the glass at the Stuart factory.   It's not common;  I've only seen two or three examples.

Stonier's certainly supplied glass to the two original Cunard Queens, Elizabeth and Mary, and boxed sets were used as competition prizes, see here.   BTW that wavy line decoration was a Cunard exclusive, not specifically for RMS Queen Mary.

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Re: unidentified mark
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 06:26:44 PM »
As promised here are the pics of the bowl with the =S= mark. Any comments as to possible age appreciated, cut glass isnt my area.
Many thanks again to all
Tyke

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Re: unidentified mark
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 07:27:13 PM »
That's rather nice, what size is it please?

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Re: unidentified mark
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2009, 11:57:21 PM »
Hi Anne
It measures 9.5" long  7.5" wide and is just under 2.5" deep. What i love about it are the two cut undentations on each end of the bowl that perfectly fit your thumbs as you pick it up. I imagine it was some type of serving bowl.
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Re: unidentified mark
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2009, 12:30:30 AM »
Most likely a serving bowl then, yes. I can just visualise these on coffee tables around the 1st class lounge, filled with grapes or sugared almonds, or even containing a crisp salad on your personal dining table... I'm such an old romantic at heart!  ;D

 

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